Onyewu’s story becomes even more unbelievable when you look at his center back partner, fourth-round draft pick Jack Elliott. The pair have shut out the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United in consecutive weeks, adding to the club’s 273-minute shutout streak.
“Jack has been growing as a player,” Onyewu said. “I think the more games he gets, and obviously I’m helping him and trying to coach him and build him into a great player because he’s a rookie. He’s doing well. The players all around him are helping him out and we complement each other well.”